This week I would simply like to wish everyone a joyful, blessed, and soul-enriching Christmas celebration!
My prayer for each one of you is that one night this week (before Friday comes) --
After friends have left, and the all the kids have headed to bed;
After all the electronic devices have been turned off,
And the lights have been dimmed,
And all is quiet...
May you find the time to spend just a few moments earnestly focusing on the miracle,
Offering God your grateful praise for the unspeakable gift of His Son,
And silently worshiping Him who took on human flesh
to redeem us from sin and make us His own.
"Sweet hymns of praise,
In grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name!
Christ is the LORD! Oh praise His name forever!
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim!"
Adolphe C. Adam
(Translated from the French by John S. Dwight)
"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."
C. S. Lewis
In His Service, Pastor Jeff